A strong 4.1 Richter earthquake shook Patra a while ago – Where is the epicenter

A strong 4.1 Richter earthquake shook Patra a while ago – Where is the epicenter
A strong 4.1 Richter earthquake shook Patra a while ago – Where is the epicenter

A strong earthquake was felt a while ago in Patras. The earthquake had a magnitude of 4.1R according to the Geodynamic Institute of Athens, while two other aftershocks of magnitude 2.8 and 2.5 followed.

The main earthquake occurred 9 km east-northeast in the marine area in Kato Achaia and had a focal depth of 15 km.

The initial estimate from the Geodynamic Institute of Athens was 3.9 Richter and after a while it was corrected to 4.1 Richter.

The Patras earthquake comes as a continuation of the seismic activity observed today in Ilia. It is noted that an earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale occurred earlier in the sea area of ​​Pyrgos.

The earthquake occurred at 3:58 in the afternoon on Friday, with the epicenter located in the sea area 26 km, southwest of Pyrgos. Two weak seismic tremors were also felt, at 09:05 and 09:25 today, in the town of Pyrgos, as well as in other areas of Ilia. According to the revised solution of the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens, the first earthquake had a magnitude of 3.5 on the Richter scale and the epicenter was located in the marine area, 26 kilometers, south, southwest of Pyrgos.

The article is in Greek

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